Simply Sunday … Spring Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a touch of “spring” with you. I have two cards that I created using the Sheer Perfection Vellum… I’m so sad this will be gone in a couple of days! I teamed up the Vellum with the “Crazy About You” stamp set and the coordinating “Flower Medallion Punch” on both cards.



My first card fits well with my “Simply Sunday’s” theme ….


Simple flowers with a touch of Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie from the Brights Collection of Markers. The vellum is placed over our Whisper White with a Basic Gray mat … popped up on a Daffodil Delight card base. Add a simple ribbon and your card is complete.


Inside I added a bit more of the vellum and created a greeting from the “Crazy about You” stamp set. The stamp set is great for creating your own sayings because it has so much to choose from.


My second card has a few more steps but still easy to recreate. I again began with the vellum and colored it in with an Old Olive marker … also from the Brights Collection. Because it takes a bit to dry, I dipped it in clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. This gave it some added texture and really made the green pop!


The vellum was mounted on Old Olive and then matted on the Basic Gray, and secured to the Old Olive card base. I used the Oval Collection Framelits for the greeting and topped off the flower with a rhinestone.


I finished off the inside with a couple of left over strips of cardstock and stamped the flower in the corner.  There are more great patterns in the vellum, and if you need to put in an order, do it before the Sale-a-bration period ends on Tuesday … don’t miss out.

As for my Stampin’ Tip … I wanted to show you a neat way I was shown to store my Photopolymer sets.

I took the clear sheet with the images on & slide it into my stamp case … make sure that the words are “backwards”, then you can place your photopolymer stamps directly onto the case. They stick just fine.

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With this set I needed to use both sides of the case, so I slide in a piece of plain white computer paper to block the writing that is on the sleeve.  You could do this to both sides if you like the brighter image on the left.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …  A combination of these supplies ($50 or more purchase) will get your your Sheer Perfection Vellum… FREE. Just type in item code: 138639

One free gift for each $50 in purchases…. (so 2 gifts for a $100 order, 3 gifts for a $150 order + $25 in hostess merchandise credit to spend any way you like!)  CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW

Simply Sunday … You’re the Best!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a cute card for you, and as promised I have used the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper and the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set.

Yesterday you saw Brenda’s swap that showcased sponging on the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper and I have shared in a previous post (Click here to view) how to create a watercolor background with your Aqua Painters. You can also brayer this fabulous paper but …

today I’m going to show you how simple it is to use your markers and just color!


Using my Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo markers (the original Stampin’ Write markers) nothing fancy … I simply colored the first 3 spaces with Pool Party, the next 3 with Bermuda Bay, the next 3 with Island Indigo, then back to Bermuda Bay until all the lines were filled in.

Then I used a “baby wipe” to clean off my specialty paper …. I wiped off the excess in the direction of the lines. Quick & gentle … just enough to get the excess ink off, it also helps soften any lines from my coloring.


Using my 3 colors from light to dark also created the “Ombre” look… a very popular technique!

I did team up the Sale-a-bration items with the Bundle of the “Petal Potpourri” stamp set and coordinating “Flower Medallion” punch that is in the Occasions catalog – page 23. If Stampin’ Up! bundles it … I purchase it, I love the 15% savings!! Gives me more money to buy more goodies!

To finish off my flower, I added some of our Dazzling Details glitter adhesive (glitter glue) to the center. I think it adds just enough glitter without being over powering.


How simple was that!? Just image all the color combinations you can do with this simple technique. This paper is amazing … you don’t want to miss out! Our Sale-a-bration period ends March 31st and all you need to do is make a purchase of $50 before shipping & handling and pick the Irresistibly Yours paper for your Sale-a-bration freebie!

I have the list of ingredients for making this card below. just click on any one of them to see more details or go to my on-line store.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

Have an awesome Sunday!


Today’s Supply List …

S-A-B product of the Week: For Being You Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you one of the stamp sets released for Sale-a-bration.  You can share big thanks with the oversized sentiments in the For Being You Stamp Set. This stamp set is perfect for use with gift tags or packaging, as well as cards, scrapbook pages, and more! Layer the images, then color. This stamp set also coordinates with the Hearts Border Punch (Annual Catalog p. 222), making it simple to punch out rows of adorable little hearts.




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We want to thank our talented artists, Winona Semler and Stampin’ Up! 

THANKS! Glad you stopped by ~

Have a great day!



Say “THANKS” with style …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to show you an alternative project that you can do with your February Paper Pumpkin.

I really meant to post earlier but last night I was not feeling up to par so I sat down on the couch and before I knew it, it was about 3 am … with all the lights and TV on! Needless to say … I shut everything off and went to bed! Must have really needed sleep … lol.

Yesterday you got to watch the Stampin’ Up! video on how to make the Filled with Gratitude project, here’s mine …


I took the negative (or leftover) piece of felt and decided to create something with that. First, you have to cut it because it comes 2 per sheet. I used a ruler to draw a line where I wanted to cut, then used my “Craft Scissors” … it works great!

Because the felt piece is larger than a regular size card, I designed it to fit into a business size envelope! You’ll need to cut your full piece of cardstock (I used Soft Suede) down to 9-3/4” x 7-7/8” and fold in half lengthwise.


I really wanted it to pop so I matted it with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper! I did use Mini Glue Dots to hold the felt piece onto the glimmer paper.

I then popped up that piece with dimensionals and attached it to a piece of Pool Party and stamped “you’re the best” from the Simply Wonderful stamp set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. The entire front was then attached to the Soft Suede.

Living a life of gratitude seems to bring more wonderful people in your life, so I try very hard to show people I appreciate them. If you have a special waitress, hairdresser or UPS man … this would be a great way to say “Thanks”!


I’ve added a piece of Pool Party to the inside and punched a partial “Decorative Label” in the center, then trimmed the sides with the “Extra Large Oval”.

The “YOU’RE SIMPLY WONDERFUL” also comes from the Simply Wonderful stamp set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Once attached … just slip some cash or a gift certificate for a fun touch.


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I appreciate that you follow my posts. Let me know if there is anything special you would like me to showcase.

Have a wonderful day …


Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m excited to share this weeks Weekly Deals with you. We have some fun and fabulous products to get at a savings ….

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I don’t know where to start, with the great ribbons or holy cow … who doesn’t love to save on “framelits”!! And I love, love. love the Chalkboard Banner Kit. I will showcase mine for you someday soon. Till then, I hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Chalkboard Banner Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit Item # 133795
Regular Price: $19.95
Discounted Price: $14.96
Gold 1/8″ Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Venetian Crochet Trim Item # 134581
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price:
Floral Frames Framelits Die Item # 127012
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21
Darling Doily Thinlits Die Item # 133736
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die Item # 133728
Regular Price: $37.95
Discounted Price: $28.46
From The Garden Photopolymer Bundle Item # 138862
Regular Price: $33.75
Discounted Price: $30.38
Label This Kitchen Designer Template – Digital Download Item # 133022
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $4.77


I wasn’t kidding when I said “fun and fabulous” … just think of the cute projects you could create by combining the “From the Garden” bundle and the “Flower Frenzy” Bigz Die!! Oh the possibilities!

Don’t forget we are in the middle of “Sale-a-Bration” and for each $50 you spend before shipping & taxes, you get to chose an exclusive sale-a-bration item for free! Check out the Sale-a-bration catalog here!

Now, if this isn’t enough, Stampin’ Up! just introduced a new Photopolymer Stamp set … be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what that’s all about. I know you are going to fall in love with this one, I did, and I just put it on my order with the deals I found here today!

Thank you for stopping by …

Have a great day!


Spotlight: Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
I am thrilled with Sale-A-Bration catalog this year, and I hope you are too! With so many exclusive items for you to earn for free, Stampin’ Up! thought it would be fun to give each one a turn in the spotlight.

Throughout Sale-A-Bration, they will feature a Product of the Week! This week’s product is the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set. This gorgeous stamp set makes anyone feel like an artist in three quick steps.


It creates a beautiful flower that looks painted, but it is amazingly easy. The individual stamps have a tab at the top to help you align them, and the tabs are numbered so you will know which part of the flower to stamp first, second, and third.

This beautiful card was designed by Sarah Klass. She has inspired me to pull out my stamp set and start creating!

Try playing around using one ink pad with the stamping off technique, or multiple different ink pads to create many different looks.

Thanks you for stopping by ….

Enjoy the day and have a wonderful weekend.




Celebrating Baby …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share another card we made at my Star’s Christmas Party (The Star’s are the lovely ladies that have joined the Stampin’ Up! family under me) It’s a sneak peek into the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!

Our base color is Tempting Turquoise … my choice for a gender neutral card. Every now and then you will find expecting parents who still want to be surprised and do not want to know if it’s a boy or a girl!


I used the very “fun” Celebrate Today stamp set from the new Occasions catalog … If you are one of my regular customers you should have received yours.. if you didn’t please email me so I can get it sent out to you! (email:

This is just the cutest stamp set and great for birthdays, babies, graduations and more! I know you ladies will come up with some fantastic ideas of your own too. It’s a “two-step” stamp set!

Now … I am really excited to share with you the coolest designer paper “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series paper. The designer paper is white with glossy patterns on them so you can color it! I love, love, love this!!


You can sponge it, as we did on this card, you can use your brayer, you can dye it by watercoloring with the Aqua Painters, or spritz it with color … you can even use the “masks” to create an alternate pattern as shown in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Yes … I said Sale-a-bration, which means you can get this awesome designer paper FREE with a qualifying purchase.


The new year is right around the corner and so is Sale-a-bration! I can’t wait to stamp with you, and share some fabulous new products with you right here!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a super Saturday … it’s the last one this year!